Counting calories, avoiding fats, miniscule portions, living with hunger—dieting is a drag and the majority of people eventually gain back the pounds they fought so hard to lose. Newer research shows sloth and gluttony aren’t necessarily to blame for excess weight, but instead inflammation, leaky gut, stress, and other health imbalances. Dieting slows the metabolism, [...]
Breakfast is the easiest meal to skip—mornings are rushed and many people don’t have an appetite when they wake up. Some people even feel nauseous in the morning (which indicates a blood sugar disorder). But if you skip breakfast you may be sabotaging your weight loss efforts, increasing your risk of obesity and blood sugar [...]
You would think people who are overweight or obese would never feel hungry—after all, they have all that extra fat to burn. But in a cruel twist of metabolic trickery, carrying excess fat can actually make you hungrier thanks to a phenomenon called leptin resistance. What is leptin? Leptin is a “satiety” hormone secreted by [...]
Do you eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly but sit long hours each day at work? If so, you could be undoing all your good work. Sitting, even if you otherwise practice healthy habits, is associated with poor cardiovascular health, higher inflammation, and more belly fat, according to a 2011 Australian study. This is [...]
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An imbalanced sleep/wake cycle, or circadian rhythm, increases your risk of dementia later in life.
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Functional Medicine is science based prevention. Recently Dr. Oz had a panel of functional medicine doctors on his show, and they shared with the world the future of true health care. No longer are we simply looking at diagnosing a disease then treating symptoms, now pioneers of functional medicine look to identify the drivers of disease processes and [...]
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Studies show overtraining can imbalance health. Sufficient recovery between exercise sessions and exercising at an appropriate intensity will get you fitter faster without compromising health.
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Did the holidays leave you with a sugar hangover, including lethargy, upset stomach, brain fog, mood swings, or joint pain? While alcohol hangover cures are a folklore staple, you can recover from your sugar hangover with some solid steps:
Some new research suggests that supplementation with Melatonin could help you lose weight.1 Typically, you will hear about melatonin and its involvement in helping to regulate sleep cycles, but in this case researchers discovered that it helped control weight gain without changing food intake. Other notable findings include: a significant improvement in dyslipidemia a reduction [...]
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Many of us have had the idea that increased physical activity will decrease our body weight, but new research suggests otherwise. In a recent study showed “among women consuming a usual diet, physical activity was associated with less weight gain only among women whose BMI was lower than 25. (So if you’re BMI is over [...]
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